Baylor Law School Again Leads State in Passing Bar Exam

Baylor Law School Pass Rate
Baylor Law School not only leads Texas law schools in the bar exam pass rates but also swept top honors at the National Trial Competition in April.
May 3, 2012

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WACO, Texas (May 3, 2012) - For the 15th time since 2001, Baylor Law School students have claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam with a 92.59 percent success rate, the highest pass rate for students from the nine Texas law schools. Of the 54 Baylor students who took the three-day exam in February, 50 passed.

The overall state pass rate was 76.57 percent, with 281 candidates out of 367 passing. SMU was second behind Baylor with a 90.63 percent pass rate, while the Texas Tech was third with an 80.95 percent pass rate.

Dean Brad Toben said the achievement reflects the effectiveness of the Law School's program.

"We are pleased and proud of these results. This first-place result underscores, once again, the remarkable team effort of our faculty and staff members. They always go the extra mile for our talented students. We also are thankful for our university administration which is enthusiastically supportive of Baylor Law School." he said.

Baylor Law School has an unsurpassed record of success on the State Bar Exam, which is given twice a year and qualifies a candidate to practice law in Texas.

About Baylor Law School

Ranked fifth in the nation for advocacy by U.S.News and World Report, Baylor Law School is a professional school that combines theory with practice and nurtures a commitment to service and responsibility. Established in 1857, Baylor is centrally located in Waco, Texas, on the banks of the Brazos River. Every year, Baylor Law students achieve one of the highest bar passage rates in the country. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide on a career in public service. The Law School boasts two Texas governors, members or former members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature among its notable alumni.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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